Tsipras accuses prime minister of ‘investing in divisive politics’

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is “investing in divisive politics,” main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday, following up on incidents during a rally in the southern suburb of Nea Smirni a day earlier.

“I deeply believe that the only way to overcome difficulties is unity and social solidarity,” SYRIZA’s leader said, “and in a democracy it is the prime minister who is the guarantor of this unity, who ought to always act taking into account the maintenance of social peace.”

Unfortunately, he added, “Mr. Mitsotakis has failed in his mission – he failed in handling the pandemic, in restraining deep recession in the economy, and today he has called in the ultimate weapon failures use, that of divisive politics.” Tsipras said the premier did this through his announcement on Tuesday, and called on Mitsotakis “to stop investing in divisive politics.”